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Re: Trouble binding Alt *by itself* to the execute-extended-command...(A

From: Pascal J. Bourguignon
Subject: Re: Trouble binding Alt *by itself* to the execute-extended-command...(Alt-x and ESC-x work fine.)
Date: Mon, 08 Jul 2013 00:06:58 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.2 (gnu/linux)

Chris Seberino <> writes:

> On Sunday, July 7, 2013 7:51:18 AM UTC-5, Pascal J. Bourguignon wrote:
>> As I proposed in my first answer, it's obviously the Execute keysym that
>> should be used, to map to the execute-extended-command command.
> Binding the Alt key to the end goal is the logical solution.  Your
> answer would be the BEST one if I could get it to work.  The problem
> is I got burned out trying to make Emacs understand the lone Alt key
> by itself.

Of course, since what you're asking is just IMPOSSIBLE!

There is absolutely ZERO, NONE, NO WAY to bind any modifier keysym to a

That's why everybody is telling you to bind ANOTHER keysym to they
keycode produced when you press the so called "Alt" key.

__Pascal Bourguignon__           
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